Public Engagement

At the City of Barrie, decisions are made on a daily basis that impact you — residents, business owners, students and visitors to our community. Here are ways to provide your input to inform decision-making and planning.

Online Engagement Hub:

The City's online engagement hub involves the public throughout decision-making processes. Please visit to register and engage on projects currently open for feedback.

Suggestion Forum

Barrie residents have many great ideas for their City. The Make a Suggestion forum is the best place to share those ideas with your community. Let’s get the conversations started!


The City values citizen and stakeholder views and encourages all citizens to share these with staff, Council and committees in a respectful and open manner. Opinions and concerns can be communicated through informal and formal channels.

Learn about Communicating with Council

I Love Barrie Contest

Congratulations to the 2023 I Love Barrie contest winners! The I Love Barrie contest is just one way we invite our community to get involved with their city. A presentation for the winners took place at the May 17 City Council meeting:

Learn about the I Love Barrie Contest